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There is not much to report for today. We waited till 2pm for our bus (though it was supposed to pick us up at one thirty (they had a good reason)). We got on our bus to be driven 2 min down the road to stop for lunch. After lunch we drove to Kalambaka, the town just at the base of the Meteora's. We stopped twice more on the way, once to take a photo of the statue of the general that led the army against Persia (if you've ...
We were able to drive across the center of Greece to a site more in the Byzantine period. In the early 1300's monks started to build monasteries at the top of natural rock formations. Earlier hermits had lived in caves to escape the world and discover the meaning of life. None of the monks could tell us the secret of life.... But then we don't speak Greek so maybe we just missed it. The monks built the monasteries ...
... 3 each. The coffee was very”grainy” and sweet, even though I said no sugar. It is very hot by now 38C I would say. At 1-30 we set off by coach for an afternoon tour.Our guide was called Stadi a very pleasant lady, who told us that the area has plenty of subterrannean water which is essential for them to grow olives,tomatoes & grapes. Our “wine tasting tour” was to a winery which has been family owned since 1864.
In 1930’s ...
... t force herself out of the room all night. We chose to stay at the Hotel Kastraki which is a beautiful looking place with, the gradually defrosting, Froso, our lovely very Greek lady host. Two rooms for EU 70.. what a bargain... internet in the rooms this time, yay we all breathed a sigh of relief and I even got my own room for these two nights with a balcony and all! As I said Gwendols was confined to quarters so after the obligatory ...
... retreats are indeed perched
atop pinnacles that rise about 1000 feet from the valley floor. For centuries the monasteries served as
Christian hide aways while the Ottoman Turks ruled Greece. Most are still in operation today. One of them was used in the 1980’s James Bond
film “For Your Eyes ...